Friday, July 31, 2015

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER: AUGUST-2015 : MAKE THE ONE DAY STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER-2015 A HISTORIC SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

DEFEAT ANTI PEOPLE, ANTI WORKING CLASS POLICIES OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

MAKE THE ONE DAY STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER-2015 A HISTORIC SUCCESS.
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          During the one year period of BJP Government, it may be clearly felt that this Government has betrayed and cheated the workers and worked against them curtailing  their trade union rights, wages and social security’s which were earned through sustained struggles and sacrifices by them. Every action of Government is pro capitalists, pro employers. Large scale amendments in labour laws are aimed to benefit industrialists/employers to give them free hand to retrench/lay off workers, declare closure/shutdown of establishment and resort to mass scale contractorization.

            The main object of these changes is to do away with whatever minimal protection the workers are having under present labour laws despite their large scale violations in connivance with the state Governments. The present Central  Government  does not  want to implement the consensus recommendations of 43rd, 44th and 45th Indian Labour  Conferences of formulation of minimum wages, same  wage and  benefits as regular workers for the contract  workers and granting  status of workers with attendant benefits to those employed in various Central Government schemes like Anganwadi, Midday Meal, ASHA, Para Teachers etc. On the contrary the Government drastically curtailed budget allocations to all those centrally sponsored schemes meant for poor people’s welfare.

            Beside these labour laws the Central Government is also doing away the workers from social security schemes like, EPF and ESI making them a optional aiming to dismantle the basic social security cover available to organized sector.
            The Government has not taken any concrete measures to curb price rise of essential commodities. On universal public distribution system, the Government is trying to scuttle it through Direct Benefit transfer scheme resulting further squeeze on the common people,
            After coming in Power this Government declared total Ban on recruitment in all Central Government Services causing large scale unemployment. 100% FDI in Railways, the biggest establishment of Central Government has been declared and further projects will be launched on PPP Model. Bigger and important stations will be given to private  parties to develop and take  users charges causing more burden on common man.49% FDI  has also been declared in Defence and 41 Ordnance Factories  will be privatized resulting more contractorization  of labour . Disinvestment has already been started in C.P.S.U.S. like Coal India Ltd., NTPC and NHPC etc. Plan to corporatize Ports is also in pipeline.

            Whatever promises were made by Modiji during election campaign. On all of those this Government has taken U turn. Not a single promise is being fulfilled. Land acquisition act is also being amended which will be against the interests of Farmers. No reasonable minimum support price for the agriculture products and nothing to compensate the loss of crops caused due to natural calamities.

            In Central Services the New Pension Scheme  was introduced  during the previous NDA Government and now this Government  also does not agree to replace it by Defined benefit Pension Scheme causing more miseries to the working people,

            The demands of Central Government Employees for grant of DA Merger, Interim Relief and date of effect of 7th CPC recommendations from 01.01.2014 has also been rejected.

            In Postal Department, Government is moving ahead to corporatize various services based on the recommendations of Task Force Committee headed by T.S.R Subramanian. The Department of Posts and Government of India has still not taken any decision to include G.D.S. in 7th CPC. The agreement and assurances made by the Postal Board during the course of negotiations on PJCA Strike Charter of Demands are not being implemented.

            So keeping all the facts in mind and in pursuance of decision taken by All Central Trade Unions to go on ONE DAY STRIKE on 2nd September-2015 , the National Executive of Confederation and Federal Secretariat of NFPE  have  also endorsed the decision to resist the onslaughts on working class in the wake of neo-liberal Economic Policies by participating in the strike.

            NFPE appeals to all the affiliates and entire rank and file to make maximum efforts for the grand success of ONE DAY 2nd September-2015 Strike and defeat Anti People, Anti Working Class Policies of Government of India.

RULES GOVERNING THE LIMITED COMPETITIVE DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION FOR PROMOTION OF MTS TO LDC CADR

Dear Comrades,

RULES GOVERNING THE LIMITED COMPETITIVE DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION FOR PROMOTION OF MTS TO LDC CADRE-REGARDING


2ND SEPTEMBER ALL INDIA STRIKE : AN EXPLANATORY NOTES ON CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Dear Comrades,

2ND SEPTEMBER ALL INDIA STRIKE 
AN EXPLANATORY NOTES ON CHARTER OF DEMANDS

HARMONIZATION OF RTI (FEE & COST) RULES AND APPEAL PROCEDURE RULES UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

Dear Comrades,

HARMONIZATION OF RTI (FEE & COST) RULES AND APPEAL PROCEDURE RULES UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

Promotion and posting of a Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officer of Indian Postal Service

Dear Comrades,

Promotion and posting of a Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officer of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service - Order date 29.07.2015 (Click the link below for details)


Promotion and posting in the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A '- Order date 29.07.2015 2015 (Click the link below for details)


Deputation of Ms. Smita Kumar (IPoS-1987), CPMG, North East Circle as Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of India. 2015 (Click the link below for details)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

AIPEU GROUP-C CIRCLE WORKING COMMITTEE, ODISHA CIRCLE : DAY-II

Dear Comrades,







Divisional Conference of AIPEU Group-C, Postmen & MTS, GDS, Cuttack South Division

Dear Comrades,

The Divisional Conference of AIPEU Group-C, Postmen & MTS, GDS, Cuttack South Division commenced on 26.7.2015.

The Conference was presided by Com. T Parida, Circle President, AIPEU Group-C. Com. Rabi Mallik, veteran leader; Com. Rabi Dhal, General Secretary, C-O-C, Odisha Circle; Com. Dusmant Sethi, Circle Secretary, AIPEU R-3, Odisha Circle, Com. Ashok Ku Mohanty, Circle Secretary, AIPEU R-4, Odisha Circle, Shri P Patra, Supdt. of Cuttack South Division, Com. Ramesh Chandra Mishra, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Group-C, Odisha Circle, Debabrata Mohanty, Circle Secretary,  AIPEU Postmen & MTS, Odisha Circle were on the Dais.


The open session of conference was attended by Divisional union members as well as Circle Working Committee members, Circle Councilors; many Divisional Secretaries including Com. Purna Chandra Maharana, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU Group-C, Koraput Divisional Branch, Com. Bisikeshan Mahalik, Asst. Circle Secretary, Odisha Circle and Com. Rajeeb Tripathy, Org. Circle Secretary, Odisha Circle.


                                            

                                                 




                                      




AIPEU GROUP-C CIRCLE WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING STARTED AT CHOUDWAR ON 25.07.2015

Dear Comrades,

The Circle Working Committee Meeting and Circle Council Meeting of All India Postal employees Union Group-'C', Odisha Circle commenced on 25.07.2015 at Choudwar.










Friday, July 24, 2015

Progress on the items of PJCA Strike Charter of Demands

Dear Comrades,

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION, GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION GDS


No.PF-PJCA/2015                                    Dated: 22nd July,2015

To
           
            Ms. Kavery Bajerjee,
            Secretary,
            Department of Posts,
            New Delhi-110 001

Sub:   Progress on the items of PJCA Strike Charter of Demands.

Ref:   Directorate, SR Division No. 08/07/2014-SR dated 5th May,2015.

Madam.

            Kindly refer to the discussion held in the meeting on 30.04.2015 on PJCA Strike Charter of Demands. There is no remarkable progress on most of the items.
            Though all items are important but two items are most important which are mentioned below and the reply given by the Department is also reproduced below:

            Item -2 Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of      7th Central Pay Commission.  Grant of civil servant status to GDS and grant        of all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis without any       discrimination.

             Reply: It was decided that the proposal will be strongly recommended and           referred to D/o Expenditure for reconsideration. (Action DDG (Estt)

            Item. 9: Implement cadre restructuring in postal, RMS, MMS and Postal            Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side

            Reply:  The proposal for cadre restructuring of Gr. ‘C’ employees, will be sent to DOP&T next week.  The proposal for MMS and DAP will be sent to DOP&T          within a period of two months. (ActionDDG (Estt) / DDG(PAF)  

            But it is very sorry to say that no progress is reported on the both items. It is learnt that 7th CPC is now preparing report and may submit its report to Finance Ministry  upto 31s August, 2015 and its report will be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2016. But there is  no response  about inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC. The poor GDS employees are eagerly waiting the favourable decision but it appears that they are being deprived from their basic rights and natural justice.

            Similar is the position of Cadre Restructuring. After lapse of three months period there is no response from Department. During the meeting it was assured that cadre restructuring will be implemented before 31st July 2015 though later it was not mentioned in the minutes. If the Cadre restructuring proposal is not implemented before 7th CPC report, the entire process will go in vain and Postal employees will be deprived from their benefit.

            It is therefore requested to kindly bestow your personal attention on the matters and cause early redressal of the grievances to maintain co-ordial relations between staff and administration failing which the unions will be compelled to launch agitational programmes.

            Hoping for a positive response,

Yours Sincerely

                                                                                                
(D. Theagarajan)                                     (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General                                  Secretary General
         FNPO                                                        NFPE                       

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Concluding Session of 46th ILC

Dear Comrades,
Concluding Session of 46th ILC
The 46th session of India Labour Conference concluded Yesterday at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi where the recommendations and conclusions were adopted on 5 chosen agenda items after the at length tripartite deliberations which lasted 2 days.
In his concluding remarks, the chairman of the ILC and Labour and Employment Minister of state (Independent Charge) , Shri Bandaru Dattatreya reiterated his Governments commitment to reform process with tripartite consensus to promote the employment generation at a massive scale particularly for the aspiring youth population of this country.
The consensus conclusions/recommendations on each of the agenda items are reproduced here: